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Ringenbach '21 Breaks State Record at NCISAA Championship Meet
Ringenbach '21 Breaks State Record at NCISAA Championship Meet

The Ravenscroft Boys and Girls Swim Teams competed in the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association's State Championship Swim Meet on Monday, Feb. 10. Bode Ringenbach '21 continued his record-breaking season, breaking the NCISAA state record for 100 Breaststroke he set at the TISAC meet on Jan. 30 with a time of 56.34. He also won the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:42.50.

Head coach Greg Warren said of Bode's record-breaking performances, "Bode set a new state record in the 100 Breaststroke during our conference meet a couple of weeks ago — but then a swimmer from Cannon School broke that record during the prelims. Bode, who was seeded third after the prelims, was able to win the event to set another new state record! He has had an amazing season."

The boys team finished fourth overall, with several Top 5 finishes in addition to Bode's wins, and the girls team placed 14th. Additional details on the meet will be available soon on the NCISAA website.

NCISAA Champions, Boys

1st place, 200 Freestyle: Bode Ringenbach '21 (1:42.50)

1st place, 100 Breaststroke: Bode Ringenbach '21 (56.34)

NCISAA Top 5 Finishers, Boys

3rd place, 200 Individual Medley: Ben Russell '21 (1:58.43)

2nd place, 500 Freestyle:Ben Russell '21 (4:50.64)

2nd place, 100 Freestyle: Ryan Hardy '22 (47.37)

3rd place, 100 Backstroke: Ryan Hardy '22 (52.50)

3rd Place, 200 Medley Relay: Ben Russell '21, Bode Ringenbach '21, Ted Bossong '20, Ryan Hardy '22

3rd Place, 400 Freestyle Relay: Ben Russell '21, Ryan Hardy '22, Bruce Zhu '21, Bode Ringenbach '21

In addition, Jacob Crater '20 placed in the Top 16 in both the 200 IM and the 100 Butterfly. James Milburn-Pyle '23 placed in the Top 16 in the 200 and 500 Freestyle events.

On the girls team, Olivia Rivera '25 placed in the Top 16 in both the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Backstroke.

Warren said, "Overall, the team swam really well and had some outstanding performances! All six of our relays had seasonal-best times as well."